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Power Rankings

I've decided (on a whim) to do a weekly Power Rankings. While I will take into account how a team is currently playing, the final ranking involves more "big picture" thinking. 1. Lakers - You can't deny their dominance. In fact, I'm starting to worry that it may be their year. 2. Celtics – Need... [More]

February 9, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 17

Being Us vs. Being Them

Can we really beat the best teams in the league? That seems to be the question circulating around anything Celtics right now.  Celtics fans and writers are bemoaning two losses to Western Conference powers… and a split against Cleveland.  But what does that mean, really?  Being us, we'll over-analyze everything about those 4 losses to... [More]

February 9, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Matt Bleepin Bonner?

For as bad as Ray blew it at the end – coughing the ball up on an inbounds pass with 20 seconds left – you have to hand it to the Spurs' Matt Bonner (23 pts, 8 reb). The dude killed us today. However, the Celtics were able to overcome, cough, Bonner's greatness, and still... [More]

February 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 11

Finals Preview?

The San Antonio Spurs are in town today to take on the defending champs.  The Spurs have a defensive mentality, dominant big man, quick-as-lightning point guard, and a wing that is capable of scoring in bunches.  So they're exactly the kind of team that can make it through the west and come back here in... [More]

February 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Doc Fined For Criticizing Officials

$15,000, according to Gary Dzen: Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of game officials, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president, basketball operations. Rivers was fined for his action following the Celtics' 110-109 overtime loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Jan. 5... [More]

February 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Seems Like An Easy Choice. But…

Ball Don't Lie is putting together an NBA Jam style tournament.  It's 2-on-2, and its based on the old video game.  The Celtics got a first round "bye" by being matched up against BDL's own JE Skeets and Tas Melas. Except… ummm… how should I put this? The voting is even right now. As much... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Hit The Boards, Win The Game

Rebounding is not sexy, but you can make an argument that it's the most important aspect of the game.  If you can keep the other team off the boards, then they'll need to make an abnormally high percentage of shots.  If you can get to offensive rebounds, you can not only make up for a... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

What’s Up With Perk?

Something's not right with Perk. He's not having "impact" games. Let's look at the stats: December – 31 mpg, 11.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 63% FG January – 26 mpg, 6.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg, 58% FG February – 30 mpg, 5.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2 bpg, 52% FG The guy had a... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Those Pesky Knicks

The Celtics played the first 42 minutes of this game like they were hungover. Then again, they didn't arrive in NY until 3am. My reaction after the 1st quarter: C'mon guys. My reaction after the 2nd quarter: C'mon guys. Stop screwing around. My reaction after the 3rd quarter: C'mon guys. Stop f*cking screwing around!!! Fortunately... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Who Hits More Game Winners

Let's look at what 82games.com has compiled.  First, here's their definition: Game Winning Shot Opportunity = 24 seconds or less left in the game, team with the ball is either tied or down by 1 to 2 points. And here's their timeframe: So we're looking at five full regular and playoff seasons, with additionally the... [More]

February 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5